ICO hitting the hot spots with Florian Donderer
THE Irish Chamber Orchestra tour once again with violinist, Florian Donderer who brought the houses down last November. Florian leads the Signum Quartet and is longstanding concertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
Donderer presents a richly diverse programme featuring gems by Dave Fennessy, Haydn, and Dvorák in Ballina (Ballina Fringe Festival), Youghal, Bantry (West Cork Music) and Limerick on 12, 13, 14 and 15 October.
Haydn wrote only four violin Concertos and Florian Donderer gives a stylish performance of Haydn’s C-Major Violin Concerto only re-discovered in 1909. This virtuosic work, in three movements, brims with radiance with some brilliant passages for Florian to shine. The ICO revisits the wilds of Scotland with a rendition of Dave Fennessy’s ethereal Hirta Rounds which evokes nostalgic memories of Scottish islanders being forced to leave their homes in 1939. Donderer and ICO conclude with Dvorák’s genial Serenade for Strings, one of his best loved works. Dvorák’s happy state of mind radiates throughout this beautifully crafted work that teems with warmth and pleasure from start to finish.
Each year, ICO presents concert seasons in both Limerick and Dublin as well as touring the country, and with the support of Culture Ireland it embarks on international tours, bringing innovative programmes around the world.
Irish Chamber Orchestra with the very charismatic Florian Donderer Director/Violin perform David Fennessy – Hirta Rounds; Haydn – Violin Concerto No. 1 in C major and Dvorák – Serenade for Strings Op. 22 E major at University Concert Hall on Saturday October 15 from 7.30pm. www.uch.ie
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